Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors that abound throughout this New England gem.
With Vermont’s thriving spirits industry—the state is home to eighteen distilleries, nearly fifty breweries, and more than a dozen wineries—you can find hard apple cider, whiskey, and everything in between.
Drink Vermont is an exploration of the flavors, people, and locations throughout the state. Famous for local resources, like maple syrup, and the stunning colors of the fall foliage, Vermont is the perfect destination for an informative and fun sample of recipes, interviews, and reviews of breweries and distilleries.
Traveling north toward the Canadian border, west to the shore of Lake Champlain, into the Northeast Kingdom, through the state’s capital, and the charming small towns of southern Vermont, Gershman takes readers on a visual journey through the seasons as they discover the unique tastes created in the Green Mountain State. Stops along the trip include The Alchemist, maker of the acclaimed Heady Topper (the top beer in America); Hill Farmstead, named the 2015 Best Brewery in the World; and Putney Mountain Winery, where they create wines like Apple Maple, Simply Pear, Rhubarb Blush, Putney Pommeau, Vermont Cassis, and Simply Cranberry using local fruits.
Beer, Wine, and Spirits of the Green Mountain State
By Liza Gershman, By (photographer) Liza Gershman
10 October 2017
6.00 x 8.50in.
100 color photos.
About the author
Liza Gershman is an award-winning photographer with a passion for food and travel. Her clients have included celebrity chefs, wineries, beverage brands, and restaurants. Gershman’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Food & Wine, The Beer Connoisseur, Tasting Table, Wine Spectator, and Drink Me.
"Drink Vermont is an excellent resource to discover the diverse imbibing culture of Vermont. From fermented beverages and distilled spirits to the dedicated people who make them and their history, Drink Vermont provides a comprehensive and engaging look into the wide range of exceptional products made in Vermont." —Max Overstrom-Coleman, president, United States Bartenders Guild - Vermont Chapter
"For locals and visitors to the great state of Vermont, there’s plenty to see and do, and that includes sampling some of the unique tastes Vermont has to offer. In Drink Vermont, Liza Gershman has gathered details on the many breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries throughout the state; treats you to some behind-the-scenes views; and offers recipes using these products. No matter where you travel in the Green Mountain State, you’re sure to find your newest favorite drink." —Ronda Berns, vice president of tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
"Wherever you go in Vermont, you’ll find different styles, different tastes, and a common bond. And with every new taste, you’ll get to know the flavor of our state a little better. From the brewers who led the way, establishing our craft, to a new generation of taprooms waiting to be discovered." —Melissa Corbin, executive director, Vermont Brewers Association